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Contact: Fred Ewig
Apex Sports & Events and RWJBarnabas Health Announce a
Partnership will provide health-related education and services
to surrounding communities
(Hillsborough, NJ) April 30, 2020: Apex Sports & Events, Somerset County’s newest sport and event venue, and RWJBarnabas Health, the leading academic health system in NJ, are excited to announce a multi-year partnership starting this summer.
“Bringing on such a reputable medical partner as RWJBarnabas Health is an important step in fulfilling our mission of promoting a healthy lifestyle to our surrounding communities, especially in this current environment,” states Gregg Wilke, Apex Sports & Events owner and Managing Partner. “Their expertise and experience will provide our customers with a full-range of services, including education, training, consultations, and physical therapy.”
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, will have a dedicated space at Apex Sports & Events, immediately inside the facility, scheduled to open this fall. Also, as part of the partnership, the health system will conduct a number of educational seminars for athletes, parents, and coaches which will focus on subjects such as injury prevention, sports performance, and exercise and fitness.
“Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset has a longstanding commitment to Somerset County and the surrounding areas to create healthier communities,” says Anthony Cava, President for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset an RWJBarnabas Health facility. “Through this partnership, we are able to bring health and wellness education directly into the communities we serve to ensure that children and their families are more informed on healthy habits, both through nutrition and exercise, which can be easily maintained so they can live longer and healthier lives.”
Another key component to the partnership will be RWJBarnabas Health’s sponsorship of the Apex Camp Series, starting this summer.
“Our focus on camps has always been to provide training and activities to our athletes and campers in a safe and healthy environment. The recent developments with COVID-19 have heightened that focus,” explains Apex Sports & Events General Manager, Sandra Weingart. “Having a partner like RWJBarnabas Health provide insights on protocols as we launch our programming this summer will help to ensure that we are delivering on that expectation.
Apex Sports & Events’ Summer Programming is scheduled to begin on June 11th, with the Camp Series presented by RWJBarnabas Health starting June 24th. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apex Sports & Events has launched the “Apex Camp Assurance,” providing discounts and flexible payment plans for parents looking to register their athletes for camp during the current economic downturn. Registration is now open on apexsportsevents.com/camps.
Apex Sports & Events, scheduled to be fully open by Fall 2020, is the state-of-the-art sports and events destination in Hillsborough, New Jersey. From sport competitions and programing to corporate meetings, this unique facility will provide an atmosphere of fun and purpose, while facilitating incredible guest experiences for the local and regional communities. Apex Sports & Events will be a bold space for every champion. Additional updates to come as the facility develops.
RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals, three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers (Children’s Specialized Hospital) with its multiple outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a large medical group, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization.